‘Solanera’ Vinas Viejas (Monastrell, Cabernet & Garnacha), Castano, Yecla
Based in Yecla, Familia Castaño is known for its huge efforts to promote one of Spain’s native varieties: Monastrell. Castaño embodies the best of what southern Spain has to offer, producing rich, warm-climate wines, with almost Syrah-like complexity, which overdeliver in terms of value year after year. Castaño began bottling characterful, single-varietal Monastrell in the 1980s, when the variety was used exclusively for bulk wines and blending. Today, in the expert hands of Daniel Castaño and his family, the variety maintains high quality even at moderate to generous yields. 80% of the family’s 600 hectares of vineyards are dedicated to Monastrell, with smaller plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Macabeo and Chardonnay among others.
The Solanera is a blend of old vine Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha. These grapes come from vineyards in the high-altitude Campo Arriba region. This is a rich, complex wine with lovely texture; full of dark berry fruit and a hint of spice. Lots going on here for the price.
A great steak wine!
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